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HUMAN NATURE

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

By MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD

Are we living through a “crisis of attention”? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

SHORT STORIES

Night at the Fiestas

Night at the Fiestas

By KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE

Hope for redemption and the devotion of dutiful families, in short stories from in and around New Mexico.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

NATURE

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures

By WILLIAM deBUYS

Grabbing a mystery of zoology by its horn.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

MUSIC

Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

By IAN BOSTRIDGE

A tenor digs into the history of the momentous song cycle that he’s performed over one hundred times.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

HUMOR

David Hockney, "American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman)", 1968.

36 Hours in My House

“Listen to the thumping EDM music and if you’re lucky, you might hear some of the area’s oldest canines whinny along to the beat.”

Posted by × April 14, 2015 ×

GUEST BOOKS

Jacob Rubin: Guided by Voices

Jacob Rubin: Guided by Voices

The author of “The Poser” on stories which find the “soul of the teller revealed through language”.

Posted by × April 14, 2015 ×

DAYBOOK

The National Calamity

The National Calamity

This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.

Posted by × April 14, 2015 ×

ESSAYS

After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

By RENATA ADLER

Fifty years of biting wit and fearless honesty from a rogue journalist.

Posted by × April 13, 2015 ×

DIARIES

Songs of Themselves: Heidi Julavits and Sarah Manguso

Songs of Themselves: Heidi Julavits and Sarah Manguso

Two unconventional approaches to publishing personal diaries, from candid women willing to print their deepest inner workings.

Posted by × April 8, 2015 ×

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Blood on Snow

Blood on Snow

By JO NESBØ; Translated by NEIL SMITH

The creator of the Harry Hole series places his new standalone novel in the crosshairs of an Oslo contract killer.

Posted by × April 8, 2015 ×

INTERVIEW

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

Fidgital Evertime: Lizzie Skurnick’s New Lexicon

The author of “That Should Be a Word” talks about the creation of brattle, grumtion, and gastronauts.

Posted by × April 7, 2015 ×

READING IN COMMON

Per Petterson: Cloud Formations

Per Petterson: Cloud Formations

In his new novel (and a 1987 debut now appearing in America for the first time), a living legend of Norway brings his themes of childhood memory and fate into new light.

Posted by × April 7, 2015 ×

DISCOVER

Use Art to Imagine What Couldn’t Be Said: Megan Mayhew Bergman and Priya Parmar in Conversation

Use Art to Imagine What Couldn’t Be Said: Megan Mayhew Bergman and Priya Parmar in Conversation

A discussion of writing female characters with “a savage eye”, from two authors of our Discover Great New Writers program.

Posted by × April 7, 2015 ×

GUEST BOOKS

Mary Norris: On the Job

Mary Norris: On the Job

A reading list of great books about work, from the author of “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen”.

Posted by × April 6, 2015 ×

DAYBOOK

Bullying the Comets

Bullying the Comets

This week in history: Mark Twain takes the ride of a lifetime.

Posted by × April 6, 2015 ×